How Northern Epirus celebrated Easter

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The entire Orthodox world celebrated Easter on Sunday and the Greeks of Northern Epirus in Southern Albania were no exception, Himara reported.

Easter celebrations were altered though in Albania due to COVID-19 restrictions and the Divine Liturgy was not given at midnight as is the usual custom.

The Resurrection was celebrated all over Dropoli (Δρόπολη, Albanian: Dropull) in the Greek Minority Zone of Albania.

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Easter mass in Dervitsani (Δερβιτσάνη, Albanian: Derviçan) village in Dropoli.

Easter mass was also celebrated in Himarra (Χειμάρρα, Albanian: Himarë), another Greek Minority Zone in Albania.

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Easter mass at Agios Pantes in Himarra.

Up to 120,000 Greeks live in Northern Epirus and are often persecuted and harassed by the state and nationalists.

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Northern Epirus with today's Albania.

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